Burlington Makes Donation to Local Elementary School at Butler Plaza Grand Opening

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Gainesville, FL – September 16, 2022 – Butler Enterprises, is delighted to announce, Burlington is
officially open and located in Butler Plaza. This new Burlington location will serve Alachua
County and surrounding counties as a nationally recognized off-price retailer. Burlington Stores,
Inc. is a Fortune 500 Company that will bring over 50 employment opportunities including
seasonal associate positions to store number 1339.

Burlington’s grand opening was led by Store Manager, Tondalaya Thomas. Thomas quoted
American poet, Maya Angelou at today’s ribbon cutting. “People will forget what you said,
forget what you did, but never forget about how you made them feel,” said Thomas. “I want
Burlington shoppers to feel like family.”

Idylwild Elementary School Principal Jim Kuhn was present at the grand opening to accept the
$5,000 donation. AdoptAClassroom.org is an award-winning program that provides financial
support for localized teachers and students for Burlington store communities.

“Our teachers are thrilled and thankful for the support from Burlington,” said Kuhn. “The funds
will provide much needed supplies for our children.”

Following the Burlington’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at Butler Plaza, the first 200 customers,
aged 18 and up, were supplied a $5 bonus card to be used during grand opening weekend. For
Saturday, the first 200 customers, aged 18 and up, will receive a Burlington WOW! Buck to
scratch off to reveal free gifts. On Sunday, the customers will receive a free Burlington reusable
tote, while supplies last, no purchase necessary.


About Butler Enterprises:
Butler Enterprises offers over 150 stores and restaurants spanning 2 million square feet. Butler Enterprises is the largest retail center in North Central Florida. Locally owned by the Butler family, Butler Enterprises has been in business in Gainesville for over 82 years. Each year, Butler Enterprises has over 20 million visits to Butler Plaza, North, and Town Center.

Additional information about Butler Enterprises is available at www.shopatbutler.com.

Butler Enterprises

3217 SW 45th Blvd.

Office: (352) 372-3581


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